P.O. Box 443 Ludlow, MA 01056 413-204-0592




Our mission is to increase firearms safety and self-defense to our clients as well as enhance the personal safety and awareness to individuals seeking additional training. Safety is our #1 priority. We offer Firearm Safety courses which meet the requirements to obtain your License To Carry Pistols/Firearms (LTC)/ Firearms Identification Card (FID) permits in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, NH, FL and many other states. During our courses you will be handling firearms throughout the course.

In our advance training courses we apply our S.M.A.R.T approach to self-defense. 

Our S.M.A.R.T approach to Threat Perception and Self-Defense

 S- Strategic- Long term or overall identification of goals and means of achieving them. 540 degree of situational awareness (Tactical Mindset/ What if game!)

M- Manipulation- Control or influence (A person or situation) to be clever, turn odds to your favor. (Recognize your advantage and assailants disadvantage)

A- Acceptability- Operational Plan. Determination as to whether the contemplated course of action is worth the cost. (Injuries, Life or Death)

R- Resilient- Being able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions/ situations, staying strong and flexible. (Mental and physical preparedness)

T- Technique- The execution to complete a self-defense skill. (To quickly overcome your assailant)   

In today’s society there are hostile acts committed everyday towards innocent people!

Don’t let today be your day – our motto is:


“It’s better to be prepared and have a skill and not need it, then to be unprepared and need a skill and not have it.

Stay prepared, Stay Safe.”

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120 thoughts on “**WE ARE DOING IN-PERSON CLASSES** Mission Statement”

  1. Allie Cassidy says:

    Thank you for a great day! I learned so much in your class my boyfriend and I will be looking forward to working with you again…

    1. tact21 says:

      Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the course. Looking forward to working with you guys in the future. Stay Safe

  2. Joe Wezniak says:

    It was a good experience and learned a lot made me feel like a new person with more knowledge about guns and the laws . Thank you

    1. tact21 says:

      Thank you Joe. Glad you enjoyed the course. Again don’t hesitate to call if you have any question. Stay Safe!

      1. Joe wezniak says:

        I have a police friend who was interested in the pocket hollester that sticks to clothes pocket. He woul like to see it. How and where could he test it. He was also looking for the pen clip that goes on the side of the gun. I’ll give him the number.

      2. tact21 says:

        Sorry for the delay on answering this Joe but my comments section was down and my older messages are starting to come through now. You can have your friend call me anytime.

        Stay Safe

  3. Michael says:

    The class was great and the live fire was amosome! Well worth the money.

    1. tact21 says:

      Thank you for the kind words Michael. Don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions or need anything. Stay Safe.

  4. Michael Chaves says:

    I am looking for scheduling and prices for this course I plan on going for my LTC this year and I would like some training and more knowledge on handling a pistol?

    1. tact21 says:

      Hi Michael, we hold License to Carry classes on a regular basis. Usually on the weekends but can be during the week. Please call us at 413-204-0592 so we can discuss your needs further.

      Thank you and Stay Safe

  5. Kenrick Mattison says:

    I would like to sign up for courses. How would I go about doing so?

    1. tact21 says:

      Hi Kenrick,
      Which courses are you interested in?

      1. Obed Diaz says:

        I’m glad I chose to take my LTC class with you. You are very passionate at what you do. I highly recommend you to anyone looking to complete a Firearm Safety Course.

      2. tact21 says:

        Thank you for the kind words. We’re glad you enjoyed the course. Stay Safe.

      3. tact21 says:

        Thank you for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed the course. Stay Safe

  6. Susetta says:

    Hi !
    I’m interesting on this class Live arms I know you have one tomorrow but I thought I saw one for March 25 which will be the one interested on Saturday ? Sunday. Time?
    It doesn’t allow me to go that far on date
    What I need how I get the application ? Payment ?

    Thank you

    1. tact21 says:

      Hi, the March 11th and 25th classes are full. I believe March 31st might have one seat available. We do have have April 8th, 22nd and 29th available as well. If you have any questions you can also call us at 413-204-0592.

      Thank you and Stay Safe

      1. Susette salgado says:

        How do I check if there’s space for March 31?
        If not we can do April 8th there’s 3 of us…
        Sunday April 8th is it in the evening 6pm?
        Let me know and what paperwork I need beside paying $100 I know is best to fill it out before we go?

        Susetta Salgado

      2. tact21 says:

        Hi Susette,

        Unfortunately our March 31st class is full. April 8th is available as of right now but filling up. There is 8 seats right now. you can Register and pay for the class on http://shop.ssdtacticaltraining.com/catalog.php?category=110094 copy this address bar and paste it into your url, it should bring you right to our online store. Class time is 8am-approx 4pm. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call at 413-204-0592.

        Thank you and Stay Safe

      3. susetta says:

        Great !
        Thank you I will sign up for the April 8th..

        Thank you
        Susetta Salgado

      4. tact21 says:

        Ok sounds good. Looking forward to having you in class.

  7. Edwin says:

    Question on LTC Is it true that MA no longer issues class B just the clas A ?

    1. tact21 says:

      YES Correct

  8. Damaris says:

    Both my husband and I are very greatful for the training you provided to us. We learned so much and enjoyed the atmosphere. The experience we had, was an experiance we never been through and we loved it.

    1. tact21 says:


      Thank you for the kind words. We’re glad you enjoyed the course.

  9. Lee Elder says:

    I had a great time today and learned a lot. I will recommended you to anyone and I look forward to future classes.

    1. tact21 says:

      Thank you for the kind words Lee. We’re glad you enjoyed the course. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call.

      Thank you and Stay Safe

  10. Louise Tokman says:

    Awesome class – learned a lot, and he made it very interesting!! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will definitely go back for more classes.

    1. tact21 says:

      Thank you for the kind words. Looking forward to training with you in the future. Stay Safe.

  11. Louise Tokman says:

    Great class. Very informative and he made it very interesting. Learned more in this class than a previous instructor.

    1. tact21 says:

      Thank you for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed the class . Stay Safe.

  12. Dr. Lisa Lewis says:

    I would like to thank Mr. Williams for his excellent instruction and training on firearm safety. After taking this course, I feel prepared to be responsible in owning a firearm based on the training I received. Moreover, I have a clearer understanding of the law as it relates to owning a firearm. I will be certain to refer my colleagues and friends so that they can also receive the proper training related to firearm safety. I enjoyed my experience and I look forward to future training in other areas offered. God bless you.

    1. tact21 says:

      Thank you for the kind words Dr. Lewis. We are truly glad you enjoyed the course. We look forward to training with you in the future. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call. Stay Safe.

  13. Nilda says:

    I had the opportunity to experience this LTC class the instructor was great. He’s very knowledgeable with his laws and regulations an with everything else that comes along with it. If you are considering on getting your FID or LTC license I would highly recommend that you obtain it with SSD Tactical Training Inc. I am highly recommending this class to friends and family the hands-on experience is awesome.

  14. Jamie Gaudette says:

    My husband took this class 2 years ago because we live in CT and have family in MA and would be eligible for both licenses plus UT. Well he raved about it and has been actively learning since. Myself being very fearful of guns started learning and soon found myself on the other end of the spectrum. So I finally made the two hour pilgrimage and took the class. My husband was right about everything. The class is very thorough. He covers everything from how to handle and shoot a gun, gun laws and how not to be stupid, how to handle different situations you may come into like how to handle the police if you’re carrying and get pulled over, suicide prevention, as well as how to fill out your forms. He’s very active when he teaches. It’s very hands on and he’s there to help you. My husband and I look forward to taking more of his classes in the future. I highly recommended his class to anyone even slightly interested in firearm safety and protection.

    1. tact21 says:


      Thank you for that kind and very detailed review. You and your husband show the true meaning of gun owners who want to stay safe and have knowledge of the laws. Keep up the training and investing in yourselves. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call.

      Stay Safe

  15. Thank you so much for all you did to assist me in the Utah Non-Resident CCW. I am also a firearms instructor in Massachusetts but not for the state of Utah. I would very highly recommend David to any of my clients. The class was very instructional and went into detail about everything you need for Utah plus some. I have a ton of respect for David and find him having great positive character. Thank You Sir. “Be Safe”

  16. Mike Paciorek says:

    I took the Utah non-resident class from David Williams. I have been a Massachusetts Firearms Instructor for 19 years and I was so glad I took the class. Not only did I learn so much from this class but David also helped us fill out the application, fingerprinted everyone and told us exactly what we needed to send to Utah and even supplied the envelope. I was amazed at his knowledge not only in regards to Utah law but for Massachusetts as well. I was impressed and will be sending many clients his way for the Utah non resident CCW. I owe David with so much respect and character that I know I would trust him and his word in all that I do. Thank you Sir and “Be Safe” in all you do.

    1. tact21 says:

      Hi Mike,

      Thank you for the kind words. You’re a true professional as well. Stay Safe.

  17. wmkeeley1 says:

    Good day. Looking to see if Dec 9th class is booked or are there seats available for 2. And do we register online

    1. tact21 says:

      Hi, there are seats available and you can sign up through our website by clicking on the classes we offer tab.

  18. Jamal says:

    Are dessert eagles legal for purchase in Massachusetts ?

    1. tact21 says:

      Only if you buy it from a private party who already had one prior to 1998.

  19. George Richardson says:

    Would like information on price on basic course. i am inheriting a pistol that I thought was long gone.

    1. tact21 says:

      Please call after 1pm tomorrow so we can talk.

  20. Michelle Fournier says:

    My fiancé and I are looking to obtain our license to carry. We both work in the restaurant I industry so our schedules are abnormal. I would like to obtain the class schedule and pricing please!

    1. tact21 says:


      Please go to the Courses and Dates Tab, click on MA/CT Live fire License to Carry Course link and it will show you the schedule and pricing.

      Thank you and Stay Safe

  21. Will Jubinville says:

    Have taken two classes with SSD Tactical so far and they have been terrific experiences. The instruction is thorough and the hands on approach allows the teachings to sink in. Anyone who takes a class here will come away with an excellent foundation of knowledge.

    1. tact21 says:

      Thank you Will. We’re glad you enjoyed our courses. Glad to see you’re continuing your training!

      Stay Prepared, Stay Safe

  22. Brandon says:

    Great Course! Instructor is extremely knowledgeable and has an immense amount of experience with his background. He did a great job and keeping us engaged and was humorous as well as very nice and straight forward. I learned a lot and it was nice being able to actually shoot live rounds. I would recommend this to course to anyone.

    1. tact21 says:

      Thank you Brandon. We’re glad you enjoyed the course. Don’t hesitate if you have any questions.

      Stay Safe

  23. Rodney Neill says:

    I went to this course after reading the reviews. I am happy to report that the reviews are accurate as the course was great even for someone who already has their LTC. David is a great instructor and really stayed on task without going down the rabbit hole of questions during the class. That being said there was ample time to ask questions at the end which is when he opened the floor for questions. Very knowledgeable instructor who really set a great tone for people who may have reservations about being in a class that’s over their head. I would recommend this class to anyone!

  24. Remington says:

    I had the opportunity to take this class today. This course is amazing at introducing information and building a great foundation of safety, laws, best practices, learning opportunities in the area, and really so much more! In addition you get valuable instruction from individuals that are passionate about what they are teaching. They go above and beyond. I personally feel I am more confident and comfortable! I’m so appreciative I got to participate and strongly recommend to anyone looking for some training and knowledge.

  25. Almanda Perez says:

    I had the pleasure to take the LTC class with Dave. It was very informative, I learned thing I did not know before and I am appreciative for the knowledge I have gotten. This is a class I recomand to take with the ssd tactical training team. I have recommended a few people to sign up. Thank you so much Dave, will be seeing you soon for your advance class.

    1. tact21 says:

      Thank you for the kind words and referrals Almanda. We truly appreciate you!

      Stay Safe

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